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Pakistan's domestic dispatches dip 6% July-August 2019

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry saw receding cement demand in the first two months of current FY20 in Pakistan. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) attributes it to impact of economic contraction among other factors. The industry dispatched 46.88Mt of cement in 2018-19, leaving a surplus of 9.12Mt. The domestic market remained under pressure in the last fiscal year as well absorbing only 40.34Mt, which was almost two per cent less than 2017-18, according to APCMA.   The ...

CChC reports 11% YoY rise in Chile cement dispatches in July

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile increased by 11.3 per cent to 317,626t in July 2019 from 285,357t in July 2018, according to the Chilean construction chamber (CChC). MoM an 8.8 per cent rise was achieved, from 291,979t in June 2019. In the first seven months of 2019, total dispatches reached 2,382,831t, up 5.7 per cent when compared with January-June 2018 when deliveries were 2,254,729t.

Argentina records 6% fall in dispatches for August

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina has recorded a 5.8 per cent YoY decrease in cement dispatches to 1.052Mt for August 2019, compared with 1.117Mt in the year-ago period. Domestic dispatches fell to 1.047Mt from 1.113Mt, while exports declined to 4230t from 4611t in August 2018. The country’s demand was met by domestic production and as such, no imports were recorded for the month.

Vietnamese cement deliveries advance by 30% in July

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches by Vietnamese producers surged by 30 per cent YoY to 8.08Mt in July, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). When compared with the previous month, deliveries were up eight per cent. Domestic sales improved by 21 per cent to 5.794Mt when compared with July 2018. VICEM saw its sales increase by 15 per cent YoY to 1.878Mt while its joint-ventures reported a six per cent YoY rise to 1.571Mt. Other Vietnamese cement producers noted a 40 per cent h...

Chile’s cement deliveries fall 11% in June

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Chilean cement dispatches in June declined 10.6 per cent to 291,979t from 326,681t in June 2018, according to the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). When compared with the previous month, the drop was 15.4 per cent. In the first half of 2019, total cement dispatches in the South American country reached 2,065,205t, representing a 4.9 per cent increase when compared with the 1H18, when 1,969,372t was delivered.

Cement shipments in USA slip to 9.3Mt

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico fell to 9.3Mt in May 2019, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading consuming states were  Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia , which combined account for 39 per cent of shipments in May. Leading producing states were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida and Alabama. Masonry cement deliveries remained stable at 0.222Mt in May when compared with the year-ago period. Some 55 per cent of ship...

FY20 to remain challenging for cement sector in Pakistan

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement companies are scheduled to announce their 4Q annual results ended 30 June 2019. Mixed financial results are expected, despite two companies (Lucky Cement and Attock Cement) having reported a fall in profit earlier this week. However, various research house reports suggest that the stagnant cement demand in a fragile domestic economy continues to damage company profitability during 4QFY19. The rise in interest rates, utilities, transportation and depreciation expenses are ...

Chile’s cement sales up 6% in May

01 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile slipped 0.9 per cent MoM to 345,001t in May 2019, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CChC). However, this represents a YoY increase of 6.4 per cent to 324,236t.  In the first five months of 2019, total dispatches increased 7.9 per cent to 1.773Mt when compared with 5M18 when dispatches were 1.643Mt.

Vietnamese cement dispatches fall in May

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement dispatches in Vietnam fell six per cent YoY and seven per cent MoM to 5.929Mt in May 2019, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Of this total, 2.014Mt were delivered by VICEM and 1.625Mt by its associated companies, representing YoY decreases of seven and 10 per cent, respectively and MoM declines of three and nine per cent, respectively. Other Vietnamese cement producers accounted for 2.29Mt of domestic dispatches. In addition, around 2.545Mt of cement and c...

Chile’s cement dispatches increase 11% in April

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement dispatches in Chile were up 11.2 per cent to 348,151t in April 2019 when compared to 313,131t delivered in April 2018, according to the latest data published by the Chilean Construction Chamber (CChC). In the January-April 2019 period, 1.428Mt of cement were dispatched by the country’s cement plants, representing a YoY increase of 8.3 per cent. In January-April 2018 dispatches reached 1.318Mt.